Wednesday Randomness: A Few of My Favorite Things: Beauty Products

This is going to be a fairly short post this week. Why? Because I have very few beauty products that are favorites. I have really, really sensitive skin - that has gotten even more sensitive in the past, oh, two years or so. I have yet to find a facial cleanser that does not make me feel like my face is on fire and in danger of falling off my skull - even the so called "for sensitve skin" products. Same goes for moisturizers. Which really sucks because my skin is dry too - I can play pictionary on it with my fingernail. It's just sad.

BUT there are some things I have found that work for me, though, and have a permanent place in my life.


Coconut oil - Seriously, I love the stuff. So many uses and I definitely use it because it doesn't make me hurt or make my skin break out. I use it as a eye makeup remover, hair treatment (sometimes with other things but it's fabulous on its own), on dry, cracked skin in the winter, as lip balm in a pinch. And there are other uses, too, but those are hte big ones.

Aloe Vera Gel- Not the kind with any alcohol or coloring or all the things you can't pronounce. The best is straight from the plant but if you use a good amount, hit Amazon and find some. It's worth it.  Aside from the wonderful healing properties of aloe vera, there's a lot you can do with this stuff. Seriously, Google it. The big thing I use it for is "aloe packing". Since my skin is so sensitive and try this has been a life saver (and you would never use the icky green gel that is full of chemicals and alcohol for this!) and I just started doing it. Basically, you put the gel on your face, and you wait for your skin to soak it all in, then you put on an other layer. You do this until your skin just won't absorb anymore. It's lovely and soothing.

Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 9.50.39 PMSay Yes to Coconut Lip Balm - This is the lip balm I carry with me everywhere. I love it. And my lips thank me for it.                                      Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 9.49.50 PMSlow It Body Wash and Lotion - I discovered this whilst getting the hair ripped from my legs. A truely joyous experience. I don't use this on my face, mind, but I love it for everything else. The first ingredient listed? Aloe. LOVE. It keeps my dry-ass skin hydrated and feeling smooth. And it really does seem to slow hair growth down. So win. These are products sold through European Wax Centers, and I'm not sure you can order online or anything. I just get mine when I endure the torture in the summers. (But I buy enough and still use even when I'm not waxing. It works and I'm not straying from it).

And that is it from me. I don't really have any fave makeup - mostly because I suck at makeup so I rarely wear it.

Dont' forget to check out the other gals' posts. I know I will be...hoping to find some new favorites!
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5 thoughts on “Wednesday Randomness: A Few of My Favorite Things: Beauty Products

  1. Yay Jess! You have as many products as I do. 🙂 I have coconut oil on my Amazon wishlist so now I'll fill it. I was waiting to see if anyone used it and what they thought. Thanks

  2. I hear you about sensitive skin. I love aloe, too. My mom used to have a plant and would cut off a piece and use it straight from there for several things. It was a big ass plant, lol.

  3. "I have yet to find a facial cleanser that does not make me feel like my face is on fire and in danger of falling off my skull – even the so called “for sensitive skin” products." This speaks to me in ways I thought only I understood. This hit me deep Jess, real deep.

  4. I might need that lotion. Sounds cool!

    Also, I use Yes to Carrots moisturizer... Haven't tried the lip shit though!

    I'm jealous of your Trader Joes photo. LOL the closest TJ's to me is like 1.5 hours.


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